Hotmail Sign In

Hotmail sign in steps

In order to get to your Hotmail inbox to check out emails or to send an email to your business contact or friend or relative, you need to follow this simple sign in procedure. In order to sign into Hotmail, you should have a Hotmail account created. The username and the password that you use when creating a Hotmail account are the important things you need to use to get into your Hotmail inbox. By following the details given in this article, you will be able to login to your Hotmail account within a minute.


  • Type in the address bar of your favorite browser and hit the enter button.
  • You will be directed to the sign in/sign up page. This is where you need to key in your Hotmail username and password to access the mails in your inbox.
  • The first box that you see is where you should enter the username. As you are going to access your Hotmail inbox, the username should be Key the email address correctly in this type box.

  • Move the mouse pointer to the next type box and click on it. This is the place to key in your password. Please enter the correct password in the box without missing any characters and ensure that you are using the right case size as the password is case sensitive.
  • After both the fields are entered correctly, you click on sign in option to get access to your Hotmail inbox.
  • If you are using a private computer to access your Hotmail mails, then you can check the ‘keep me signed in’ option that you see just below the password type box. This will help in making your computer remember your Hotmail login credentials and will instantly direct you to your Hotmail inbox when you visit the site.
  • After you have ticked inside the small box next to the keep me signed in option, move the cursor to the blue sign in button and click on it. You will now be going to your Hotmail inbox where you can send and check out emails.

Trouble signing into Hotmail

Are you getting an error message on the screen when you try to log in to your Hotmail email account? Most times Hotmail sign-in problem occurs due to the wrong entry of the username or password. Type your password and the username exactly the same way that you had entered when opening a Hotmail account. As passwords are case sensitive, make sure that the CAPS LOCK is in OFF mode. Also, check if you are using the same domain name for the username which is and not using other domains like or when signing into Hotmail. Try to sign in by making these changes. If you are still not able to enter your Hotmail inbox even after entering your correct username and password, then you will have to reset your password.

Resetting Hotmail password

In order to reset your password, you need to click on the “Can’t access your account?” option on the Hotmail sign in page. You will be directed to the Microsoft account ‘Why can’t you sign in?” page where you will find three radio buttons with options on the screen. You will have to tick the appropriate radio button to complete the password reset procedure.

Resetting password


  • If you have forgotten your password, then chose the option ‘I forgot my password’ in the ‘Why can’t you sign in?’ page.
  • You will be directed to the recover your account page. Here, you will first need to key in your username in the appropriate type box. Enter your full email address.
  • The next option is to read the CAPTCHA code correctly and enter it in the space provided for it. If you are not able to read the code correctly, click on the audio option to listen to the code. If you want another code, just click on the new option.
  • Once you have entered the CAPTCHA code, click on the Next button.
  • The next page will be one where your identity will be verified by Microsoft. It will ask as to how you want to verify your identity. There are two options for this.
  • The first option is to verify the account through alternate email and the second option is to verify the account through a text.
  • Choose any of the options that you like and get a secret code sent to either your phone or your email address.
  • The code you receive has to be entered in the type box in the security code and then press the next option.
  • You will now be asked to enter a new password and to reenter the password once again in the respective boxes.
  • Do it and you will be able to login to your Hotmail account using your username and the new password.

Can’t sign in despite you know the password?

There is an option ‘I know my password, but can’t sign in’ in the Why can’t I sign in page. If you know your password, but cannot sign in, then choose this option.

  • You will be prompted to double check your login credentials and try logging in once again into your Microsoft account.
  • If you still do not get access to your Hotmail inbox, then choose the next option on the screen “I think someone else is using my Microsoft account”.
  • Once you click this, you will be asked to choose from any of the following reasons under the select reason option.
  • Select the reason and then click the next option. You need to repeat the same process of resetting the password that was mentioned above. Once done, you will be able to access your Hotmail account inbox.

Sign into Hotmail on Android and iOS


If you are using an Android phone or tablet, then you should first download and install the Hotmail email app on your phone from Google Play Store. After the installation of the Hotmail app is complete, you need to look for the app on your home screen. Tap on the Hotmail app to open it. Key in your Hotmail username and password and then tap on the sign in option to access your Hotmail account through your Android devices. The same is the procedure when using the Hotmail app on iOS devices. Download the Hotmail app from the Apple iTunes Play Store and install l the app on your iOS device. Open the app that is located on the home screen and then tap on it to enter its sign in page. Enter your Hotmail login credentials and then tap on sign in option to start accessing your Hotmail emails on your iOS.

Hotmail email service is no more available as it has been changed to If you have Hotmail login credentials and want to access Hotmail account, then you can do so through Microsoft’s service. In fact, with your Hotmail login username and password, you can now access everything that Microsoft offers on the web like Xbox Live, Skype, Bing, One Drive, etc. All these are now closely integrated with each other and therefore you need not have to create different username and password for each and every other Microsoft service.

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